Right now, stocked up on canvases, boards and paint as they wait for news of possible lockdown, Emily explains life is a strange mix of anticipation and calm.
There is time for sewing, reading and cooking. Following a period of reflection after the intensity of her show last year, there is also a new sense of direction in her painting. Fired-up and excited by her latest work, Emily explains ‘I’m so relieved to have found this escapism, contentment and peace at the end of a day’s painting.’
Talking to Emily, it is also clear that in the midst of everything that is going on, this connection to life in her studio surrounded by the landscape and local community, comes with the calming assurance that right now, ‘Zambia is home.’